Sunday, February 27, 2011

Is Winter Really Over?

After months of drab colors......yellow bursts from the ground.

Green has always been my favorite color hands down but yellow is taking a place in the top! What a welcome sight!

Maybe tomorrow I will fill a vase for my table but....they are so pretty and add so much to the yard that I hesitate to pick them.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

What's For Breakfast?

I'm not a breakfast person......I try but I just don't enjoy eating anything until 9:00 or 9:30. Coffee makes me content in the morning. When my hunger pain finally strikes, I've been eating a grapefruit. The season for these beauties runs from October to June.

They are exceptionally juicy this year and oh so sweet. I love a little salt on top. If you like grapefruit, I urge you to buy a big bag while they are so good!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Monday, Monday

History says that years ago each day had its own task, and so the work got done in a logical, orderly fashion as the week progressed. It went like this:

Monday: Wash Day
Tuesday: Ironing Day
Wednesday: Sewing Day
Thursday: Market Day
Friday: Cleaning Day
Saturday: Baking Day
Sunday: Day of Rest

Logical and orderly....oh my!
As you see above I can't even pour the detergent without making a mess.

I do remember my Mom following the schedule. Do you have a schedule? I seem to do laundry several times a week. If I saved it all for Monday it would be a mountain of clothes. I'm glad to see ironing and sewing day disappear.

Have a good Wash Day all!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Crowbar and Hammer

When it comes to remodeling it seems to always begin with a crowbar and a hammer......and then a mess!

We decided the ceramic counter top had seen it's better days. We've wanted to change it for some time and finally are taking the plunge. When we scheduled the installation the weather was beautiful but then the blizzard hit and really it worked out well. No work due to weather so it gave hubby time to demolish the kitchen.

When he started to take it up, I heard the comment....."this is not going how I thought it would"
And I am thinking to myself, this is going to be a long day!

It didn't take long for him to try removing it another way...crowbar in hand....prying it loose and lifting up (with brut force) it came off in a large piece.

Notice this area:

Yes, you guessed it.....the cooktop goes there, or went there! You know what that means....NO COOKING. Thankfully the weather is perfect and will be until the job is complete, so the grill, fishcooker (and maybe a night out) will complete the meals.
It's kind of like a vacation not to be spending so many hours in the kitchen doing dishes, etc.
Other than having stuff scattered all over the house, I'm enjoying a break and looking forward to my new top arriving Wednesday!

Have a good weekend all. I hope the sun is shining on's wonderful!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Black Heels & Tractor Wheels

Just in case you live in a cave (or have been snowed in for weeks) and haven't heard the news........the funny, smart, talented, hardest working lady in blogland has released a novel..........

It started with chapter posts on her blog. If you read any of those posts you know that this will be a great read. Anyone that can make a recipe funny and interesting to read is bound to become a best selling author. I can't wait to start this one!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Painted Sky

What a beautiful day.

The brightest blue skies

The clouds seem to be dancing as they float by.

With a forecast of 8 - 10 inches of snow tomorrow, today I will enjoy Blue

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Special Edition

Another stop, grab camera moment. This VW (I think) would be so much fun to run errands in.......if everyone is as taken aback as I was, it would be a blast. Just think of all the conversations you would have as you parked at Wal Mart...ha

It looks like a combination of several luxury models scaled down to fit VW!

I love it! Now I'm wondering what the sticker price could be?

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tree House

Do you ever just stop the car, grab the camera, and shoot? I did when I saw this awesome tree house. Someone is going to have many hours of fun in this house. I'll have to keep a watch for the finished product! Or maybe this is it!!! Either way, I'd have to say.....Good Job!